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Day 14: Manchester, CA to Bodega Bay, CA
October 17, 2009, 1:24 am
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I know that I have been saying it this whole trip, but today’s ride was UNREAL!!!  I will let the photos speak for themselves below.

The crew separated from the start, so Steiner and I teamed up to spin out the soreness of the long 90-mile pedal the day before.  Neither one of us expected the beautiful ride in front of us.  It was top notch and by far the most amazing rides I have ever been on.  We pedaled about 20 miles on Route 1 from Manchester to Anchor Bay, where we fueled up on some double shots of Espresso at a quaint little coffee shop.  We continued on down the road along the curvy coastal road.  Mellow climbs and fast downs.  Such an amazing way to see this area of California.

By far the highlight of the day was the climb up through the clouds to a section of Route 1 that seemed like a postcard, better yet reality. Again, see the photos below.  The pictures speak for themselves. All the reasons as to why I am doing this ride wouldn’t leave my head while I was pedaling above the cloud layer.  It was surreal.

After the “above cloud experience” we headed down one of the best descents of the trip yet…extremely fast windy roads, switchbacks…the whole 9 yards.

The day ended in Bodega Bay, about a 70 mile ride for the day. The perfect recovery ride from the heavy pedal the day before.  Tonight we are staying at the Bodega Bay Dunes State Park right on the Pacific Ocean.  Not a bad way to spend the evening…listening to the waves crash and free sea air is good for the soul.

Tomorrow comes San Francisco!  Stay tuned…


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Hi everyone, Jackie rest those sore knees when you can. The pictures are amazing. I know that I have said this before, but I wish that I could be there biking with all of you. Mom Paaso

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wow the clouds are intense.

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